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Media caravan in Zambo City advocates early detection of breast cancer

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) – Recognizing the significance of early detection and the power of education, Zamboanga City has embarked on a proactive initiative through a media caravan to disseminate crucial information and support the fight against breast cancer.

Local television and radio stations have joined together with healthcare professionals and community leaders to broadcast informative programs and interviews. 

Health experts provided insights into the importance of regular screenings, self-examinations, and a healthy lifestyle. 

The survivors also shared inspiring stories to give hope and encourage individuals to prioritize their health.

Bernardita Gallardo, a breast cancer survivor and former teacher, shared her journey and triumphed over challenges through a positive outlook during her treatment and recovery.

“For women today, we have to love ourselves, because we are not always healthy. Early detection is better than cure for breast cancer. We need to trust Him (God) because he is the only one who will give us good health,” Gallardo added.

Local officials together with participants during the Pink October Walk on October 6. (Photo Courtesy of Zamboanga City PIO)
Local Government Units participating in Pink October Walk of Zamboanga City on October 6. (Photo Courtesy of Zamboanga City PIO)

Meanwhile, the City Government of Zamboanga, through the Gender and Development Office, initiated a Breast Cancer Awareness’ Pink October campaign. This commenced with a Pink October Walk and an opening program on October 6, joined by various local government agencies, local officials, and private organizations.

In line with the observance, a series of activities were also organized by the GAD Office, City Health Office, and the Local Council of Women. This included free breast screening and consultation, aiming to raise awareness about breast cancer and stress the significance of regular screenings and self-examinations, given that early detection significantly enhances treatment outcomes and survival rates.

Zamboanga City LGU, in collaboration with the GAD Office, maintains its steadfast commitment to amplifying breast cancer awareness through media caravans and various initiatives that showcase the potential of united efforts in effecting positive transformation.

“By leveraging various communication channels and engaging the community at multiple levels, the city is not only raising awareness but also fostering a culture of proactive health consciousness that will undoubtedly save lives in the long run,” said Wilfredo Aporongao, Zamboanga City GAD Office head. (KSA/RVC/MLE/PIA9-Zamboanga City)

About the Author

Myra Cel Espinosa

Information Officer III

Region 9

Myra Espinosa is an Information Officer of the Philippine Information Agency Region IX.  She writes news and feature stories for the agency's website and social media platforms. She is currently the program host of Kapihan na Zamboanga Public Briefing, as well as a news contributor for PTV News. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration Major in Organization and Management from Western Mindanao State University.

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